Lafourche Parish President Ethics Hearing March 7

Dec 26, 2012

The state ethics board has scheduled a March 7 hearing for Lafourche Parish President Charlotte Randolph.

The Daily Comet reports she's accused of breaking state ethics law by renting her camp on Grand Isle to BP PLC after the company paid the parish $1 million for expenses related to the 2010 oil spill.

Ethics Board spokeswoman Alainna Giacone has said that, as an official of a parish doing business with BP, Randolph could not do personal dealings with the company.

Reports provided by Giacone indicate Randolph and her husband argued in February that they reported the infraction and believe they acted diligently.

They got $50,000 in rent from BP between June and October 2011.